Earth Day

 Earth Day History

In 1969, a massive oil spill occurred in Santa Barbara. A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, visited the spill site and was inspired to establish the first national Earth Day on April 22, 1970. The first Earth Day saw 20 million Americans take to the streets and parks to express support for the environment. Public support for efforts to improve the environment led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.  Read more about Earth Day’s history. Earth Day is officially April 22 every year, and the month of April is considered Earth Month.  See Tips for Clean Air for what you can do for our planet.

Earth Day Festivals 2022

We will be participating in two Earth Day events on Saturday, April 23. If you are attending these events, we encourage you stop by our booth to say hello and learn about air quality. We will have information about protecting yourself from wildfire smoke as well as an activity for kids.

Air Quality Information & Resources

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New Phone Numbers
The District has new direct lines for all staff, as well as for all of our phone lines, including our main phone number and Complaints line. You can find our new phone numbers on this webpage.

Nuevos números de teléfono
El Distrito tiene nuevos números de teléfono para comunicarse con el personal directamente, así como también para todas nuestras líneas telefónicas, incluyendo nuestro número principal y el de las Quejas. Puede encontrar nuestros nuevos números de teléfono en esta página web.